The Tories' efforts to ensure the grey vote
was no doubt a factor in their victory but as the Scottish vote showed the mobilisation of the young and disaffected was more than enough to secure them a victory.
But Labour has already discovered it must pay more attention to the grey vote
Wooing the grey vote
The Chancellor will give five million pensioners with existing annuities the right to cash them in from April next year.
All this lot do is take, not give, so this is one grey vote
they would never get.
George Osborne seals the grey vote
deal by issuing pensioner bonds at a four per cent interest rate.
They used to rely on the grey vote
, but the elderly have been let down so much that even they have lost interest.
In recent months, the Tories in particular have faced criticism that they are pandering to the grey vote
- protecting pensions while cutting bene-fits for the young, for example - because older people are more likely to vote than the young.
Pensioners in Wales missing meals to pay their council tax bills will not benefit from the battle for the grey vote
at this general election.
A card-carrying Labour Party member yesterday launched an audacious bid to unseat the Prime Minister by tapping into the grey vote
A North-Easterner vowed last night to champion the grey vote
at the next General Election - by taking pensioner power right into Tony Blair's backyard.
SCOTTISH Lib Dems made a bid for the grey vote
yesterday by promising pension rises of up to pounds 15 a week.
And Gordon Brown's budget last week with its extra package of measures boosting OAPs will further strengthen Labour's grey vote